• Steve Benne
    Bass Instructor

    B.A. University of Iowa
    M.M. University of Indiana
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony, as well as the Bass Instructor at Lee University. Previously, he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra. Benne has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony. Benne’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.

Music Events Calendar

8/24
Faculty Recital: Megan Chisom, viola & Phillip Thomas, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Megan Chisom, viola & Phillip Thomas, piano
8/31
Performing Arts Series: Escape 10 Percussion
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Performing Arts Series: Escape 10 Percussion
9/01
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Escape 10 Percussion
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Escape 10 Percussion
9/07
Presidential Concert Series: Quartetto Gelato
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Presidential Concert Series: Quartetto Gelato
9/11
Faculty Gala
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Faculty Gala
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